Blizzard is pissed at Mike Donnelly, creator of the “MMO Glider” program which performs automatic key tasks in the game automatically, such as gold farming, crafting and fighting. Apparently, the guy made $2.8 million dollars selling his software. Yeah, that’s a whole lot of cash. Blizzard pulled a Gibson and has stated that such programs damage the game and infringe on the company’s copyrights in a new motion filed. As the legal battle ensues, both sides are on the brim.
Blizzard’s designs expectations are frustrated, and resources are allocated unevenly, when bots are introduced into the WoW universe, because bots spend far more time in-game than an ordinary player would and consume resources the entire time.
Donnelly says his tool does not infringe Blizzard’s copyright because no “copy” of the Warcraft game client software is ever made. But, Blizzard says he copied the game into the RAM to avoid the anti-cheat measurements. And that’s when you hear: